Khopoli Authorities Take Steps to Ensure Tourist Safety at Zenith and Adoshi Waterfalls

Khopoli, 27th June 2023: In response to recent incidents at Zenith and Adoshi waterfalls, where several tourists lost their lives or faced dangerous situations, the local authorities have implemented measures to prioritize the safety of visitors. Concerns over the lack of security measures at these remote natural attractions have prompted action to ensure the well-being of tourists.

To address these concerns, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Karjat, Raigad district, has issued an order under Section 144 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

The order, effective until August 15, 2023, includes restrictions and prohibitions aimed at safeguarding tourists. During this period, the consumption, possession, or transportation of alcohol, as well as open alcohol consumption in the vicinity of the waterfalls, are strictly prohibited. Additionally, actions that pose risks to public safety, such as taking selfies or filming in locations that affect traffic, swimming or diving in fast-flowing or deep water, and sitting under dangerously falling water, are also banned.

In an effort to maintain public order and prevent environmental pollution, littering and the disposal of food, glass, plastic bottles, thermocol, and other materials in public places are strictly forbidden. Moreover, any form of harassment or indecent behavior towards women, playing loud music systems or DJ sets in public spaces, and engaging in activities that cause noise, air, or water pollution are prohibited.

To further ensure visitor safety, vehicular access to the areas surrounding the waterfalls has also been restricted. Two-wheelers, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and six-wheelers (excluding those involved in essential services) are not permitted to enter the area within a 1-kilometer radius of the dam, lake, or waterfall.

Shirish Pawar, the Police Inspector of Khopoli Police Station, has made a strong appeal to citizens to adhere to these restrictions. Pawar emphasized the importance of respecting the safety measures in place to prevent accidents and loss of life.

Previous incidents during the monsoon season, including the tragic deaths of three tourists at Zenith Falls and numerous instances of tourists getting stranded in the riverbed, have underscored the urgent need for improved safety measures at these natural attractions. The current order and restrictions are part of a broader effort by the authorities to ensure the well-being of visitors and prevent any future accidents or mishaps.

Police authorities are urging tourists planning to visit Zenith and Adoshi waterfalls during this period to prioritize their safety and comply with the regulations. It is crucial for visitors to be aware of the potential dangers associated with these natural areas, including the risk of landslides, and to avoid engaging in risky behavior that may have severe consequences.

The administration and local authorities will continue to closely monitor the situation and enforce necessary measures to guarantee the safety and well-being of all visitors to these tourist spots. It is of utmost importance that tourists cooperate and play their part in maintaining a safe and secure environment for everyone, concluded the police officer.

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